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Jim Hart is the sensational new vibraphone star of the London jazz scene. He was a massive success at the 2003 festival and comes to Cyprus this year straight form his own week at Ronnie Scott's. Cyprus Jazz fans are the lucky ones.

Jim Hart began playing piano and drums at the age of four. By the time he was eleven he was playing both instruments in the Tamar youth jazz orchestra as well as playing percussion in the Cornwall youth wind orchestra and the C.Y.percussion ensemble. At sixteen he went to study at Chetham's school of music. During this time he was a percussion finalist in the BBC young musician competition and won the John Dankworth award for most promising musician in the BBC big band competition. After Chetham's he studied at the Guildall and after leaving there he became the drummer for NYJO and the vibes player with Martin Drew's Jazz Couriers. As well as studying with Dave Hassel and Steve Berry whilst at Chetham's and the many teachers and visiting tutors at the Guildhall Jim has had some in teaching in workshop enviroments. He has been an assistant tutor on Wavendon, has assisted Scott Stroman in primary school workshops and did regular workshps around the country with NYJO. Although it is not a jazz project Jim is currently working for the Guildhall's Connect project.

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